UCLA Health Santa Monica Neurology
1801 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Clinic Appts: (310) 319-5098 {Memory Evaluation}


Mary Catherine (Katie) Mayo, MD, is from the San Francisco Bay Area originally, went to college at Cornell University, and medical school at University of Southern California. She trained at UCLA for Neurology residency and fellowships in Movement Disorders and Behavioral Neurology, focusing on the overlap between movement disorders and dementia. Some particular diagnoses of interest include dementia with Lewy bodies and atypical Parkinsonian conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, and Vascular dementia. She has also been previously involved with Dementia Caregiver Support groups in the community.


Behavioral Neurology, Dementias, and Movement Disorders.



California Alzheimer's Disease Center (CADC)

ADRC - Clinical Core

Education and Degrees

B.A., Cognitive Neuroscience, College Scholar Program, Cornell University

M.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Internship, Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center

Residency, Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles

Fellowship, Movement Disorders and Neurobehavior, University of California, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

Collin's Day Research Award (Case Study)

American Academy of Neurology

International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Medical Board of California


(Peer Reviewed)

Smith JS, Cha S, Mayo MC, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Chang SM, Dillon WP, Berger MS. Serial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in cases of glioma: distinguishing tumor recurrence from postresection injury. J Neurosurg. 2005 Sep;103(3):428-38. PMID:16235673

Smith JS, Lin H, Mayo MC, Bannerjee A, Gupta N, Perry V, Cha S. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging abnormalities in pediatric patients with surgically-treated intracranial mass lesions. J Neurooncol. 2006 Sep;79(2):203-9. PMID:16598419

Ware ML, Hirose Y, Scheithauer BW, Yeh RF, Mayo MC, Smith JS, Chang S, Cha S, Tihan T, Feuerstein BG. Genetic aberrations in gliomatosis cerebri. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan;60(1):150-8; discussion 158. PMID:17228264

Lim DA, Cha S, Mayo MC, Chen MH, Keles E, VandenBerg S, Berger MS. Relationship of glioblastoma multiforme to neural stem cell regions predicts invasive and multifocal tumor phenotype. Neuro Oncol. 2007 Oct;9(4):424-9. PMID:17622647

Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Mayo MC, Wilson SM, Seeley WW, DeArmond SJ, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Sidhu M, See TM, Karydas AM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Geschwind MD, Rankin KP, Miller BL. Clinicopathological correlations in corticobasal degeneration. Ann Neurol. 2011 Aug;70(2):327-40. doi: 10.1002/ana.22424. PMID:21823158

Rankin KP, Mayo MC, Seeley WW, Lee S, Rabinovici G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Trojanowski JQ, DeArmond SJ, Miller BL. Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia with corticobasal degeneration pathology: phenotypic comparison to bvFTD with Pick's disease.. J Mol Neurosci. 2011 Nov;45(3):594-608. doi: 10.1007/s12031-011-9615-2. PMID:21881831

Mayo MC, Deng JC, Albores J, Zeidler M, Harper RM, Avidan AY. Hypocretin Deficiency Associated with Narcolepsy Type 1 and Central Hypoventilation Syndrome in Neurosarcoidosis of the Hypothalamus. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15;11(9):1063-5. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5028. PMID:25979096

Nayyar M, Mayo MC, Shiroishi M, Commins D, Liu CY, Go JL, Kim PE, Zee CS, Law M, Lerner A. Atypical central neurocytoma with metastatic craniospinal dissemination: a case report. Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec;40(6):1108-1111. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2016.06.004. PMID:27450443


Mayo MC, Cha S, et al: Longitudinal Quanitiation of Tumor Hemodynamics Using Bolus Tracking MRI in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Scientific Exhibit, San Francisco, CA October 20, 2004.

Nardini C, Cha S, Wang D, Diehn M, Mayo MC, et al: A Non-Invasive Approach for Molecular Characterization of Glioblastoma Multiforme: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Correlation with cDNA Microarray Expression Profiles. American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Scientific Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, October 20, 2004.

Mayo MC, Cha S, et al: Longitudinal Quantiation of Tumor Hemodynamics Using Bolus Tracking MR: Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Society for Neurooncology: Scientific Exhibit, Toronto Canada, November 18, 2004.

Cha S, Martin A, Hoghooghi D, Weber O, Mayo MC, Chang J, Dillon W, Higashida R, Saloner D: Dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced MR imaging of meningiomas before and after transarterial embolization. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Scientific Exhibit, Miami, FL, May 7, 2005.

Yang L, Lupo J, Oh J, Mayo MC, Chang J, Pelletier D, Nelson S, Cha S: Quantitative 3.0 Tesla Perfusion MRI of Deep Gray Matter in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Correlation with Disease Status. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Scientific Exhibit, Miami, FL, May 7, 2005.

Mayo MC, Chang J, Antonietti L, Li X, Butowski N, Dillon W, Nelson S, Vandenberg S, Cha S: Proton MRS and Perfusion MR Imaging Of Anaplastic Gliomas: Correlation With Histologic Subtypes. American Society of Neuroradiology: Scientific Paper, Toronto, Canada, May 23, 2005.

Mayo MC, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer A, Miller BL, Rankin KP. Anatomy, neuropsychology, and behavior in autopsy-proven corticobasal degeneration. American Academy of Neurology: Poster presentation, Chicago, IL, April 16, 2008.

Pham, T, Elder, A, Mayo MC, Wu, A. Dystonia Gravidarum Improved After Joint Position Error Training. American Physical Therapy Association Meeting: Poster presentation, New Orleans, LA, February 2018.